MS - 051: The Letters of Richard A. Moore to his Wife during the Vietnam War

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MS-051: The Letters of Richard A. Moore to his Wife during the Vietnam War 

(1 box, .27 cubic feet)

Inclusive Dates: 1969-1971

Processed by: Keith Swaney

March 2004

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 Like Gettysburg graduate Stephen H. Warner, Class of 1968, Richard A. Moore served as a war correspondent in Vietnam from 1969 to 1971.  Both men share a second similarity: they served under Colonel Alfred J. Mock, Commanding Officer of the Information Office of the USARV from May 1970 to May 1971.

Series Description

This collection consists of letters, news reports, correspondence, and photographs arranged in two series: Series I: Correspondence from Richard to Claire Moore and Series II: Miscellaneous News Reports, Correspondence, and Photographs collected by Richard Moore during his service in Vietnam. 

Scope and Content:

The collection has been arranged chronologically; correspondence starts in September 1969 and continues until July 4, 1971.  Two letters might be particularly interesting for researchers studying Steven H. Warner, Gettysburg College Class of 1968: a February 15, 1971 letter that mentions Warner’s death and the relationship between Warner and Richard Moore and a June 27, 1971 letter that discusses Warner’s relationship with Gettysburg College.  Most of the correspondences are typed letters signed.

The documents located in Series II are in chronological order, where possible.  One will find two works authored by Richard Moore and a news report by Warner entitled “The Culvert.”

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